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ERIC Number: ED018457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-23
Pages: 39
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Reference Count: 0
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SCHOOL GOALS, SOCIAL CLASS AND PUPIL CAREERS.
SARRI, ROSEMARY C.; VINTER, ROBERT D.
IN A 3-YEAR STUDY OF PUPIL MALPERFORMANCE IN FIVE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN, THE FOLLOWING FACTORS WERE EXAMINED--(1) STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIORS, (SOCIAL CLASS, MOTIVATIONS, ETC.) AND (2) SCHOOL CONDITIONS AND PRACTICES. PERFORMANCE AND MALPERFORMANCE PATTERNS WERE FELT TO BE A RESULT OF THE INTERACTION OF BOTH STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS AND SCHOOL CONDITIONS. RECORDS OF PAST PERFORMANCE AND TEST SCORES WERE USED TO EVALUATE STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIORS, AND EXTENSIVE INTERVIEWING DETERMINED SCHOOL CONDITIONS AND PRACTICES. RESULTS SHOW THAT STUDENTS WITH A MIDDLE CLASS BACKGROUND HAVE A SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER CHANCE OF BEING PLACED IN A COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND THAT THIS ASSIGNMENT POSITIVELY AFFECTS STUDENT PERFORMANCE. THE FINDINGS ALSO INDICATE THAT PUPIL CAREERS ARE SHAPED IN PART BY MOTIVATIONS, CAPABILITIES, AND SKILLS WHICH ARE LINKED TO SOCIAL CLASS. IN GENERAL, WHEN THE SCHOOL PREJUDGES THE STUDENT, IT MAY GENERATE THE VERY MALPERFORMANCE IT SEEKS TO ELIMINATE. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE 44TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ORTHOPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 23, 1967. (DK)
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Identifiers: MICHIGAN